We offer a well-balanced mix of high-quality general and sub-specialty cardiology training in busy district general hospitals and within a nationally recognised regional cardio-thoracic centre.

Cardiology is one of the most popular and varied medical specialties. It uses a wide range of clinical activities in the care and management of patients with heart disease, using both preventative and therapeutic options. Cardiology has a strong multi-professional approach which means collaborative working with other medical specialties, surgeons, specialist nurses and allied health professionals.

Wessex provides 31 training posts, plus seven fellowships, and our goal is to produce talented, enthusiastic doctors who excel at cardiology. The majority of our trainees who complete the programme take up consultant positions or undertake further sub-specialty training in dedicated fellowships, both in the UK and abroad.

Wessex offers a wide range of sub-specialties including:

  • Coronary intervention
  • Electrophysiology
  • Pacing and devices
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Heart failure
  • Adult congenital heart disease

Other opportunities for trainees

Wessex does all it can to support out of programme experience. Many trainees choose to undertake a period of research during their training which often leads to an Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). 

Many specialties also dual accredit with General Internal Medicine (G(I)M). There is a comprehensive programme of training days arranged throughout the year covering the G(I)M curriculum. The newly appointed Training Programme Directors for general medicine ensure that trainees fulfill the requirements for dual accreditation so that they are eligible to apply for Consultant posts requiring commitment to the medical on-call rota.

There is excellent experience of unselected medical on-call available throughout the region.

Wessex Cardiology Website

The Wessex Cardiology Trainees website is a well-developed trainee-run resource that serves as a portal for information from Health Education Wessex and all stakeholders. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • training day information
  • national meeting details
  • links to fellowships and job adverts
  • evening meetings
  • reports from meetings

Trainees can sign up on this website to receive notification of new posts.